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Showing result 1 - 5 of 41 swedish dissertations containing the word acupuncture.

  1. 1. Long-term effects of acupuncture

    Author : Christer Carlsson; Neurokirurgi; []
    Keywords : MEDICIN OCH HÄLSOVETENSKAP; MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES; MEDICIN OCH HÄLSOVETENSKAP; MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES; Physical medicine; stress-induced analgesia.; strong vs gentle stimulation; vomiting; nausea; hyperemesis gravidarum; urine incontinence; C-fibre response; WDR neurons; manual acupuncture; long term effects; pain categories; chronic low back pain; Acupuncture; randomised placebo-controlled trial; kinesitherapy; revalidation; rehabilitation; Rehabilitering medicinsk och social ; Neurology; neuropsychology; neurophysiology; Neurologi; neuropsykologi; neurofysiologi;

    Abstract : In a retrospective follow-up study, n=202, long-term pain relief (>6 months) after a course of acupuncture treatments was found mainly among patients with chronic nociceptive pain while patients with neurogenic or psychogenic pain did not benefit much. In a placebo-controlled randomised single-blind long-term study with independent observer of chronic nociceptive low back pain, n=50, it was found that acupuncture, was significantly superior to true placebo in all outcome measurements, even more than 6 months after the treatment series. READ MORE

  2. 2. Acupuncture for labour pain

    Author : Linda Vixner; Lena Mårtensson; Erica Schytt; Elisabet Stener-Victorin; Ulla Waldenström; Mats Hammar; Högskolan Dalarna; Karolinska Institutet; Karolinska Institutet; []
    Keywords : MEDICIN OCH HÄLSOVETENSKAP; MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES; acupuncture; labour pain; randomised controlled trial; Hälsa och välfärd; Health and Welfare;

    Abstract : Background: Acupuncture involves puncturing the skin with thin sterile needles at defined acupuncture points. Previous studies are inconclusive regarding the effect of acupuncture on labour pain, but some studies have found a reduction in the use of pharmacological pain relief when acupuncture is administered. READ MORE

  3. 3. Acupuncture in Obstetrics and Anaesthesia

    Author : Nina Kvorning; Anestesiologi och intensivvård; []
    Keywords : MEDICIN OCH HÄLSOVETENSKAP; MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES; Anestesiologi; intensivvård; auditory evoked potentials; intensive care; Anaesthesiology; sevoflurane; surgery; minimal alveolar concentration; inhalation; electric stimulation; obstetrics; delivery; childbirth; tender points; maternaty care; anesthesia; analgesia; labor; pregnancy; acupuncture; pain;

    Abstract : The aims of the present thesis (I-V) were to evaluate the analgesic and adverse effects of manual acupuncture for low-back and pelvic pain during pregnancy (I) and for labour pain (II-III), and also to study the effects of low-frequency electro acupuncture (EA) on clinical physiological responses to skin incision in anaesthetized patients (IV-V). Acupuncture in obstetric patients (I-III) Manual acupuncture in obstetric patients was found to relieve pain in one prospective randomised (I) and two retrospective (II-III) studies. READ MORE

  4. 4. Auricular acupuncture for insomnia

    Author : Lena Bergdahl; Agneta Markström; Jan-Erik Broman; Kristina Haglund; Anne H Berman; Lars von Knorring; Ludger Grote; Uppsala universitet; []
    Keywords : MEDICIN OCH HÄLSOVETENSKAP; MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES; auricular acupuncture; cognitive behavioural therapy; insomnia disorder; non-pharmacological; sleep disorder; treatment; Medicinsk vetenskap; Medical Science;

    Abstract : Cognitive behavioural therapy for insomnia (CBT-i) is the most effective treatment for insomnia. Studies show that auricular acupuncture (AA) may alleviate insomnia symptoms. READ MORE

  5. 5. Nausea and vomiting in patients receiving acupuncture, sham acupuncture or standard care during radiotherapy

    Author : Anna Enblom; Sussanne Börjeson; Gunnar Steineck; Mats Hammar; Elisabet Stener-Victorin; Linköpings universitet; []
    Keywords : Acupuncture; Cancer; Emesis; Placebo; Radiotherapy; MEDICINE; MEDICIN;

    Abstract : Background and aim: Many patients with cancer experience emesis (nausea and vomiting) during radiotherapy. The overall aim of this thesis was to improve the situation for patients with risk for emesis during radiotherapy, by evaluating emesis in patients receiving verum (genuine) acupuncture, sham (simulated) acupuncture or standard care during radiotherapy. READ MORE